Catania - Dining
The cuisine in the Catania region is just like in the rest of Sicily – a delectable combination of Italian and Mediterranean cooking. The food is both tasty and healthy. Fish and seafood are the dominant ingredients, complemented by olive oil and wine from the mountains around Etna.
Ristorante Ambasciata Del Mare
At Ristorante Ambasciata del Mare, traditional Italian fish and seafood dishes are served in a stylish atmosphere, complete with white washed walls and dark furniture. This is the place to go for a fine-dining experience.
Costa Azzura gets both its name and its menu from the sea. It also has great views of the harbour in the northern part of Catania.
Oxidiana is located in the heart of the city. They mainly specializes fish – namely sushi. This is not only a restaurant, but also a whole philosophy on how to live life. At least that’s what the owners claim.
Don’t let the simple interior fool you – this is one of Sicily’s best restaurants. La Siciliana is located in the northern part of Catania, close to the city centre and has been around since 1968, owned and run by one family.
The town of Taormina offers more elegant dining. One of the classics is La Giara. The Art Deco inspired space with breathtaking views is popular for romantic dinners.
Ristorante il Locandiere
If you make a visit to the town Caltagirone, Ristorante il Locandiere is a good choice for lunch or dinner. This relaxed fish restaurant is known for its delicious seafood appetisers and is very well visited. The staff is helpful and professional and gladly recommend a wine to accompany your meal.
Gisira Pizza and Drinks
You can't visit Italy without eating a pizza. Gisira Pizza and Drinks is a popular pizza restaurant in Catania where you can choose from a wide array of fillings and for a different dining experience order your pizza by the meter. The menu also contains a choice of salads, wine, beer and delicious desserts.
Trattoria Catania Ruffiana
It can be a bit tricky to find this family-run gem, but make a try. In a rustic setting, guests can revel in typical Italian dishes to reasonable prices. Their chocolate cake is said to be the best one ever tasted and a must, to finish your dinner in a perfect way.
Talè offers typical Sicilian food in large portions at a central location. Friendly staff and the dishes made from fresh ingredients have made this restaurant very popular. Its terrace and trendy bar, gather people in different ages for an apertivo or just a glass of wine.
When you are craving for something else than the typical Italian cuisine, Sushi Live serves high quality Japanese dishes, with its focus on sushi. The menu gives you about 50 different rolls to choose from together with sashimi, tempura and other hot dishes. Enjoy your meal in the restaurant or as take-away.
Trattoria Giglio Rosso
This small trattoria with checkered tablecloths serves authentic Sicilian food to reasonable prices. Fish and seafood and the antipasto buffet are popular choices among the guests here and regulars come here to revel in the home made dishes in a warm and cosy atmosphere.
Me Cumpari Turiddu
Just a short walk from the Duomo you find this little restaurant, serving food made of regional products. The top class dishes with meat, fish and pasta together with the home made bread goes under the 'slow food' mantra that is very typical for the Italian cuisine and guarantee high quality.
Villa Antonio in Taormina, offers exquisite dining with a breathtaking view. The traditional Sicilian dishes are all beautifully presented and the atmosphere is elegant. To top it all, the staff is also very helpful and treat the guests very professionally.
Ristorante Ciciulena is something different to the traditional Italian taverna and here you get to experience the new and modern Sicily. The ambience is stylish and the food innovative but still with the Italian roots. If you or someone in your company is on a diet, they also offer a light menu displaying the number of calories.
At a superb location in a small courtyard in front of a beautiful baroque church, Locanda Cerami serves delicious pizzas, salads and other Italian dishes. There is also an extensive list of beers and wines and the friendly staff do its best to give the guests a lovely dining experience.